SO, OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS I HAVE BEEN DIGGING DEEP IN AN ATTEMPT TO CUT MYSELF SOME SLACK.

DIGGING DEEP ISN’T EASY. YOU ARE FORCED TO FACE THE PARTS OF YOU THAT YOU DON’T REALLY LIKE TO KEEP COMPANY WITH, LIKE YOUR DEMONS. YOU KNOW, THAT ASSHOLE VOICE THAT LIKES TO BERATE YOU AND KEEP YOU WALLOWING IN SELF DOUBT. I HAVE DEFINITELY DANCED A FEW TANGOS WITH THAT VOICE AND ONLY RECENTLY – AFTER DIGGING A LITTLE DEEPER – I REALIZED THAT THE SONG HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME.

(JUST SO YOU KNOW: I'M NOT PUTTING ANY TANGO SONG IN THE PLAYLIST)

LETTING GO AND LEARNING TO ACCEPT THINGS AS THEY ARE, ARE TWO OF THE HARDEST CHALLENGES IN LIFE. NOW, CLEARLY I AM NOT A CHAMPION AT ANY OF THESE THINGS. BUT I'VE LEARNED SOMETHING WHILE DIGGING DEEP:

IT IS A FACT THAT WE CAN’T REACH THIS STATE OF HAPPINESS AND PEACE THAT WE ALL ARE LOOKING FOR WITHOUT LETTING GO, PUTTING OUR DEMONS IN CHECK, AND FORGIVING EVERYONE INCLUDING OURSELVES FOR HOLDING ONTO THOSE BAD FEELINGS FOR SO LONG.

UNLESS YOU LEARN TO FACE YOUR OWN SHADOWS, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO SEE THEM IN OTHERS, BECAUSE THE WORLD OUTSIDE YOU IS ONLY A REFLECTION OF THE WORLD INSIDE YOU.

I'VE RECENTLY READ A WISE QUOTE THAT HAS STUCK WITH ME EVER SINCE:

"THERE IS A BATTLE OF TWO WOLVES INSIDE US ALL. ONE IS EVIL: ANGER, JEALOUSY, GREED, RESENTMENT, LIES, INFERIORITY AND EGO. THE OTHER ONE IS GOOD: JOY, PEACE, LOVE, HOPE, HUMILITY, KINDNESS, EMPATHY AND TRUTH. THE WOLF THAT WINS? THE ONE THAT YOU FEED."
- CHEROKEE PROVERB.

ANYWAY, HERE'S THE PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9ay4rcrxrs&t=151s

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